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Unspunnen festival

Switzerland's Unspunnen festival showcases traditional sports, music, arts, food and more such as Swiss-style wrestling, stone throwing, Hornussen and yodelling during the competition and festival week in the summer, once every six years. >
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Ronco: Porto-Ronco/Ronco sopra Ascona

Two charming villages a ten minute drive from world-renown Ascona: one right on Lake Maggiore, the other one steeply above it. Both with panoramic views, charming grottos and a variety of cultural, sports and entertainment activities. Authentic Ticino at its best! >
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Risotto Festival Locarno

Good food, wine, music and company under the warm, open September sky on the cobblestone Piazza Grande in Locarno, the Italian speaking part of Switzerland - what could be better? If you can't make it for this year's Risotto festival on September 16 and 17, you'll find an authentic Ticino Risotto recipe here. >
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Einfach leben - Ein Film von Hans Haldimann

Einfach leben inmitten der Natur. Ein wunderschöner Film über die sympathische Ökogemeinschaft dreier bewusst lebender Menschen im abgelegenen Lavizzara Tal im Tessin. >
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Paradiesli vacation chalet & exceptional jodeling

Paradiesli is a fitting name for the wonderful holiday chalet with glorious views high above Kerns in the Sarnen valley, a thirty minute drive south of Lucerne. And the owner is an *exceptional* yodeler! >

Geographical center of Switzerland - Älggi Alp

Do you know in which Canton the Geographical Center of Switzerland lies? The 45 minute drive from the valley bottom to 1,650 m elevation takes you to a completely different landscape. The drive and the destination are well worth the journey! >

Aecherli Pass: Sennen hospitality & wild haying

Aecherli Pass, a pristine, little known gem of an alpine region that holds its own as a hiking paradise amidst Pilatus, Stanserhorn and Rigi. Unspoilt, it captivates with spectacular beauty, unparalleled Sennen hospitality & unbelievable wild haying! >
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Historic motorcycle race Seebodenalp, Switzerland

Calling all historic motorcycle buffs to this challenging yearly race set in stunning scenery in the heart of Switzerland. The mountain is calling you! >
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Restaurant zum Kropf - hearty Zürich cuisine in 16th century ambiance

Restaurant zum Kropf in down-town Zürich: mouthwatering, traditional Swiss dishes such as Veal Zürichoise with Rösti in an incredible ambiance of baroque architecture and artwork. Not to be missed! >
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Hotel Adler in Old Town Zürich: quaint Swissness

Art abounds at the Hotel Adler. Explore the city’s historic areas in lovely yesteryear wall murals in the charming hotel, first mentioned in chronicles in 1357. Located right in the heart of Old Town, guests can then retrace all these historic places on foot all around them. >
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Swiss National Day August 1, in- & outside Switzerland

If you're in Switzerland this Swiss National Day on August 1: do I have a great program suggestion for you! If you're abroad, the Swiss National Holiday is also celebrated by a Swiss organization near you. Around the globe, from Sri Lanka to Berne and Tokyo to Bümpliz, the Swiss are celebrating with gusto! >
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Dettling Kirsch - the world's finest cherry brandy

One of the top three distilleries in the world, Swiss Dettling Kirsch - located in the village of Brunnen on Lake Lucerne (8,280 inhabitants) - was awarded the title "World Class Distillery" and "Distillery of the Year" in perfect time for their 150th anniversary. >
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Zürich to Milan via the new Gotthard Base Tunnel

There are several ways to cross Switzerland from north to south, and they are all beautiful! Guest writer Sandra Grote shares the reasons for her choice and her experience. With a great video of the Gotthard Base tunnel. >
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Oeschinen Lake - UNESCO World Cultural Heritage region

Explore hidden gem Oeschinen Lake in the Bernese Alps with these insider-tips from Swiss Wanderlust guest writer Thomas Kalau. He recently visited this little-known area with his family and describes the special places and other activities not to be missed. >
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Bauer Fritz - Idyllic farm B&B near Luzern

On a gorgeous high plateau with breathtaking views for miles in every direction lies Bauer Fritz organic family farm. Here, at the end of a country road, Fritz and Janine Neuenschwander run a blissful B&B. >

Zürich wine region: vineyards, white asparagus and wilderness

Off the main roads, nestled between rivers Rhine and Thur, lies an enchanting rolling hills landscape: Flaach valley with medieval castle vineyards, quaint eateries on asparagus farms and Thurauen Nature center. All within thirty minutes drive north of the city of Zürich. >
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Appenzell Landsgemeinde - Open-air Parliament in Appenzell

Since 1403, Appenzell Landsgemeinde takes place under the roof of the open sky. Late spring, three thousand voters assemble on the town square to elect the local government. Each man's sword can still be used as proof of voting eligibility. >
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Sechseläuten in Zürich

Four days of entertaining and explosive fun, Sechseläuten is the people of Zürich's beloved spring celebration with the Böög (winter, studded with many crackers), burnt on top of a bonfire. Historic costume parades, music, glittering balls, lantern walks are just a few more of the events. >

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